[BIRKBECK (Dr. George, 1776-1841, originator of Mechanics' Institutes)]

Receipt by the Norwich Union Insurance Society for £15 2s. annual premium, for insuring his life for £499, signed by directors Alex. Thwaites and J Crowe, and agent Chas. A. Hacket, elegant printed form 5½" x 8", company's woodblock device, anti-forgery border in left margin divided vertically, 21 Birchin Lane, Cornhill, London, 27th December

In 1799 at Anderson's College, Glasgow, where he was Professor of Natural Philosophy, Birkbeck gave his first free lectures to working men. He took a leading part in founding the London Mechanics' Institute, 1824, now Birkbeck College of the University of London.

Item Date:  1823

Stock No:  16740      £55

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